Monday, April 30, 2012

My first rose bloom!

Last summer my husband picked up two yellow rose bushes from Aldi's for $3.00 each.
Fast forward to this year, and one rose bush is putting out new buds every few days. When I looked yesterday there were 2 buds and one bloom.
However, the other bush just didn't take and is pretty much dead at this point. Oh well...
Here is a photo from the first bloom!

I can't wait to have a nice big bouquet of fresh flowers regularly!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Fabric Covered Boxes

I have seen these all over the internet and thought I would make a few. I haven't added liners yet...and I might not for these. I'm thinking these will be great for boxing up toys lying around the livingroom.
I used random cardboard boxes I had lying around...from diapers, Amazon, Best Buy, etc.
I then got out a bolt of upholstery fabric I got a few years ago on FreeCycle and some hot glue and scissors.
I measured and cut out a cross shape to cover the bottom and 4 sides, then glued it on starting with the bottom.
Since I did not add a sewn liner, I cut pieces to glue to the insides as well.
I will add a picture tutorial later. I didn't have my camera with me during these.
The colors are actually prettier in person...the green and blue look more like peacock colors.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Sorry so long..

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. It's been nice around here some have been outside a lot. I even dug a fire pit last weekend. You can see it in the photo below...I've added lots more brick around it since then.

And here is a drawing I worked on earlier today. Thinking of framing it and hanging it somewhere in the house.